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National Museum of Finland (Suomen Kansallismuseo)
Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 00101, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
358 40 128 6469
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Ranked #17 of 129 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Small museum. The main exhibition was not that interesting. The most interesting thing is the magnificient ceiling painting in the entrance hall.

Visited February 2014
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Belgium
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197 reviews 197 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Sterile”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The most important part of the collection (prehistory) is presented in a old fashioned 19° century museum style. Although the collection contains some very nice objects, this museum has no narrative, does not tell a story.

Visited February 2014
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Friendly visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A nice place to visit for those who are interested in the history of Finland. Personally, I found the exhibitions about Finland's early history rather boring, but that was only a matter of taste - the museum had a lot to see. The service was friendly and good. The only disappointment was that they kept the shop closed for one hour just when we were leaving and wanted to visit there. Overall it was a good visit.

Visited February 2014
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San Francisco, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Informative, But Lacks Charm”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I stopped in to check out the museum on a cold afternoon while walking back to the city centre from the Sibelius Monument. After depositing my outer garments in a locker, I was dismayed that it was physically cold in the building. Lots of encased exhibition pieces with accompanying information, but this is the first museum I've ever been to that managed to make history and culture... well, rather dull. I hope it was perhaps just the choice of exhibitions at that time. On the plus side, there was lots of room and calm to take my time through the museum, as there were only about 5 guests in the entire museum while I was there, I think. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit here, but it -might- be worth a look if you're combining it with other attractions in the vicinity.

Visited November 2013
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Park City, Utah
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Wonderful building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were here in December and the place was still full. This museum contains a bunch of historical artifacts from the country's natural history. There's a lot to read and see so allow at least 2-3 hours. You could also blow thru it in about an hour if you're tight for time. The building is a lovely edifice up on the way to Olympic Stadium.

Visited December 2013
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